Mike Gamin writes for NWR:
"Pokémon Ranch took a lot of flack when it was announced, and then even more when it was released. As one of the few first party WiiWare titles, many were left wishing for a real game from Nintendo. Pokémon Ranch is not a game by any means. If you aren't still playing Pokémon Diamond/Pearl and trying to collect and train various monsters, do not buy this game."